Here’s an interesting development. While Apple gears up to launch a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad, which is unofficially dubbed iPad mini, Samsung will be holding a media event tomorrow to launch a smaller version of its popular flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Verge reports that Samsung has confirmed that it will unveil a 4-inch Samsung Galaxy S3 mini at a media event tomorrow, October 11.
Samsung has confirmed to The Verge that it will hold an event on October 11th. “Galaxy S III mini will come with 4-inch display and we are going to unveil the product tomorrow (Oct 11th).”
The Verge reports that JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, did not provide any further details about the device, but has said that increasing demand for 4-inch devices in Europe has been one of the driving factors for introducing the smaller Galaxy S3. He also said that it won’t be an entry-level model and will have “full form factor”.
This is interesting, as it comes hot on the heels of the iPhone 5 launch, which comes with a taller 4-inch display. Samsung Galaxy S3′s screen currently measures a sizeable 4.8-inches, so giving users who think it’s too big, a 4-inch option does make a lot of sense. It gives them one less reason to switch to an iPhone.
The 4.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S3 and 4-inch Galaxy S3 mini will give iPhone 5 a serious run for its money. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.
[via The Verge]